Key Benefits

1:2 Scale Device Deployed off the Coast of Oregon

A key feature of the WET-NZ design is that the active float can rotate continuously through 360° or oscillate back and forth at will, enabling the device to extract energy from both situations.  In addition, the float’s ability to fully rotate prevents the hydraulic rams and structure from being over-stressed at the extremes of motion- an issue that has caused other wave energy technologies to suffer hydraulic ram failures during testing, because – by design – they have to restrict the float motion with end-stops.

The fully rotating float also provides a self-limiting power shedding effect, which makes the device inherently survivable in open ocean environments and helps to reduce mooring loads.